Category: Meet the Member
When She Walked into My Life
By KATHY LOVE QUINN
Tuesday, December 22, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Dec 22, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
An unexpected meeting with the star who turned me into a theatre lover A few months ago when I first put out a call for personal essays for our Theatre Lovers series, I received this piece from longtime TDF member Kathy Love Quinn. While it doesn't fit the theme of theatre transforming personal relationships, it's too wonderful not to share. Consider...
I Owe My Marriage to Theatre!
By TINA MARQUIS-KIRSIMÄE
Thursday, December 03, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Dec 3, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
On stage, backstage and in the audience, we fell in love through shows --- Welcome to our latest Theatre Lovers essay. Today, Tina talks about the leading role theatre has played in her personal and professional life. If you'd like to submit your story for consideration, email TDF Stages. I met my husband, Tarmo, my freshman year of college in 1978...
In Love, as in Theatre, It's All in the Timing
By CLAUDIA FLISI
Monday, November 09, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 9, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
The story of my parents' improbable off-stage romance --- Welcome to our latest Theatre Lovers essay, written by a TDF Stages reader just like you. Today, Claudia shares the uplifting tale of how the theatre played a leading role in bringing her parents together. If you'd like to submit your story for consideration, email TDF Stages. The most outlandish...
He Showed Me How to Mambo, I Showed Him Musicals
By JAN MAYRICK
Monday, October 19, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    4 comments Share This
Mon Oct 19, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    4 comments Share This
How a shared love of theatre and dance led to romance --- We're all missing the theatre right now, but it's not just the shows we long for. We're missing the inimitable experience of sharing live in-person entertainment with our loved ones. Seeing shows—whether with a partner, friend or family member—deepens our kinship and brings us closer....
How My Love of 'Les Mis' Led to Romance
By ELYSE ORECCHIO
Wednesday, October 07, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 7, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
In our new series Theatre Lovers, we spotlight love stories centered around the performing arts We're all missing the theatre right now, but it's not just the shows we long for. We're missing the inimitable experience of sharing live in-person entertainment with our loved ones. Seeing shows—whether with a partner, friend or family member—deepens...
Wendy Wasserstein Took Her to Her First Show. Now She's Paying It Forward
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 10, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 10, 2020  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
An alum of TDF's Wendy Wasserstein Project returns to the program as a teacher --- Growing up in the Bronx in the '90s, Erica Vargas-Catucci saw a Playbill long before she ever saw a play. "At the time, I used to help my mother clean houses in Manhattan," she says. "At one, the person always had Playbills on the table in their living room. Sometimes...
This Aspiring Dancer Had Never Seen a Professional Dance Performance Until TDF
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, December 19, 2019  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 19, 2019  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
How TDF's Introduction to Dance program changed Antonio Rosario-Richardson's life --- Brooklyn native Antonio Rosario-Richardson first fell in love with dancing at age 8, when Ballet Tech conducted a six-week workshop at his elementary school. Since then, he's studied a variety of styles, initially at Dance Atlantic Inc., now at Talent Unlimited High...
How Seeing Shows Is Changing These Veterans
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 22, 2019  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 22, 2019  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Three participants in the TDF Veterans Theatregoing Program talk about the impact it's had on their lives --- James Faulkner recalls his wife and daughter going to the theatre, but the Korean War veteran admits he didn't join in. "I never did go with them there, or to the Statue of Liberty or, you know, a lot of places," he says, explaining his experience...
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